Date & Time: Oct 6, 1944 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Martin PBM Mariner
Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was engaged in a night maritime patrol flight over the Pacific Ocean. En route, the pilot encountered unclear technical problems and reduced his altitude in an attempt to make an emergency landing. On landing, the seaplane overturned and sunk some 200 km off Koror, Palau Island. While seven crew members were rescued, three others were killed.
Unknown technical failure.